EDMONTON, AB - Oilers have signed restricted free agent forward Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract.
Khaira played in 60 games, scored 3 goals, and had 15 assists last season.
The Oilers third-round selection (63rd-overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft has played the entire career with the organization, netting 15 goals, 27 assists and 42 points in 154 games. The Surrey, BC, product has also accrued 105 career penalty minutes.
Khaira posted his best offensive numbers in the 2017-18 season, scoring 11 goals, 10 assists and 21 points in 69 outings.
You need dimensions," Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Ken Holland said of Khaira on Monday.
"Everybody's not the same size and the same skill set. He's a big guy that brings a different dimension to our hockey club. He can play centre, he can play left wing. He's a big guy. I lived in Detroit, I'm certainly listening to the information of the people that are here on an everyday basis.
"He had 11 goals two years ago, he had a tough year last year with three goals. When you look at a guy in the record books, lots of players, in some years they don't have very good years statistically. So, we're expecting him to bounce back and be closer to the player he was two years ago."